Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Friday, January 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bulbs emerging

Winter is definitely still here in Seattle, but the bulbs are getting ready.

Green shoots of bulbs poke out of the soil in the Pacific Northwest in January

Green shoots of bulbs poke out of the soil in the Pacific Northwest in January

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, Friday Greens, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor WednesdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Catching the Light Monday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more. Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Thursday, January 22, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mary statue and votive

I was at a funeral for a neighbor’s father. It was a lovely ceremony and very moving. The church had a beautiful niche on the side for the Virgin Mary. I lit a candle.

A statue of the Virgin Mary with a basket of greenery

A statue of the Virgin Mary with a basket of greenery

Votive candle lit in a Burien, WA Catholic Church

Votive candle lit in a Burien, WA, Catholic Church

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro MondayMonday Mellow Yellows, Wordless Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Lights), Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more.

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Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusk in Windsor, CA

The hills around Windsor, California are beautiful at this time of year. From a January 2011 visit.

Sunset in the soft hills outside of Windsor, in Northern California

Sunset in the soft hills outside of Windsor, in Northern California

Linking to Our World TuesdaySkywatch Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Glad you stopped by and please come back soon.

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Published Monday, January 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Witch hazel tree

I really need to get a witch hazel tree. My neighbors have one and it smells fabulous.

Yellow, fragrant witch hazel flowers bloom in January in Seattle

Yellow, fragrant witch hazel flowers bloom in January in Seattle

Participating in Our World TuesdaySkywatch Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Scenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and hope to see you again soon!

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Published Sunday, January 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mukilteo pier

Meeting a friend for lunch on Friday in Mukilteo WA, the weather cooperated and we saw some fine shadows and a fabulous view.

Long winter shadows on a sunny pier in Mukilteo, Washington

Long winter shadows on a sunny pier in Mukilteo, Washington

Part of Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Scenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here. Please come back soon for more pretty pictures.

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Published Saturday, January 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle’s 12th man

Tomorrow is a big game for Seahawks fans. I really like the flags all around town with the simple “12” design, showing fandom. Seattleites will be delirious if they win tomorrow and go to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. Good luck, Hawks!

The Twelfth Man flag is everywhere in Seattle

The Twelfth Man flag is everywhere in Seattle

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Published Friday, January 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Don’t forget how great you are

I saw this note on a planter outside of a Starbucks in West Seattle. Thank you to whoever did this.

#notesoflove don't forget how great you are

#notesoflove don’t forget how great you are

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayNF Blo-Ma TuesdayWordless Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Outdoor Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more.

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Published Thursday, January 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip time

Not until April, but here’s a quick peek at the unbelievably scenic Skagit Valley Tulip Festival north of Seattle, WA. I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Pink, magenta, and red tulips in a field bordered by snowy hillsides bloom in April

Pink, magenta, and red tulips bloom in a field bordered by snowy hillsides

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Red), Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayNF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Pink Saturday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daffodils emerging

Even in January, some signs of spring to come. Beginnings!

Tender green sprouts of daffodils emerge in January in Seattle

Tender green sprouts of daffodils emerge in January in Seattle

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro MondayFriday Greens, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more. Or try a new search, tag or category at the right. Thanks!

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Published Monday, January 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening approaches

Yet another view of the scenic overlook around the block from my house.

Evening draws nigh on a winter afternoon overlooking Puget Sound near Seattle

Evening draws nigh on a winter afternoon overlooking Puget Sound, near Seattle

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Pink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsWater World Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Maybe try a search at upper right for “overlook”? Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Sunday, January 11, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stony creek

From a summer camping trip. Nature!

Water rushes over rocks in a creek on the Olympic Peninsula in summertime

Water rushes over rocks in a creek on the Olympic Peninsula, in summertime

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Published Saturday, January 10, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brugmansia flowers

Scrolling through my photo archives, I found this image of huge, tropical brugmansia (Angels Trumpet) flowers from an August 2010 shoot at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. See how the buds are yellow but the open flowers are pink? Wild, no?

Different colors on the same plant of Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet

Different colors on the same plant of Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet

Participating in Our World Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

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